LL Cool J

Aug
31
Video: Janet Jackson, Trey Songz, & LL Cool J’s ESSENCE Performances

Janet Jackson

The ESSENCE Music Festival went down in July in New Orleans, but professional footage of the show has recently become available online. If you weren’t at the Louisiana Superdome, catch Janet Jackson’s much-talked-about headlining set, from her 1989 hit “Rhythm Nation” to last year’s ballad “Nothing.” Trey Songz and LL Cool J provided eye candy for the ladies. The 25-year-old heartthrob made his female admirers sweat with his slow jams, while the original ladies man licked it up with “Doin’ It” and “Rock the Bells.”

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Aug
10
New Music: LL Cool J – ‘Billie Jean Dream’

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The G.O.A.T. pays homage to the King of Pop by reinterpreting his classic, “Billie Jean.”

“After hearing the tragic news of Michael Jackson’s death, the lyrics for the ‘Billie Jean’ remix came to me in a dream,” LL Cool J told Billboard.com. “Michael was one of my childhood idols and has always been a great inspiration to me.”

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Feb
21
On the Scene: Mariah, Ne-Yo, Jazmine, Electrik Red, LL Cool J, JoJo, Santigold, Alicia Keys

Mariah Carey

Mariah Carey

Mariah Carey attended the 2009 Film Independent’s Spirit Awards in Santa Monica, Calif., on Saturday. Mariah’s new film Precious (formerly Push: Based on the Novel by Sapphire) has been generating lots of positive buzz in Hollywood.

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Feb
19
On the Scene: Suge Knight, J.D., Estelle, Monica, Mary J. Blige, Kanye, LL Cool J

Suge Knight and J.D.

Suge Knight and J.D.

The odd couple, Suge Knight and Jermaine Dupri, exchanged numbers at the Pop Watch launch at MAGIC in Las Vegas on Wednesday.

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Jan
19
Back to Black: HSAN Inaugural Ball

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The Hip-Hop Summit Action Network toasted Barack Obama’s presidency with a star-studded inaugural ball at the Harman Center for the Arts in Washington, D.C., on Monday.

The black-tie affair featured appearances from T.I. (dressed like Count Chocula), Ashanti, Bow Wow, Young Jeezy, LL Cool J, Russell Simmons, Trey Songz, Don King, Nick Cannon, Busta Rhymes, Dawn Richard, Mario, and more.

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Dec
14
Spike TV’s 2008 Video Game Awards

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Spike TV held its annual Video Game Awards at Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City, Calif. on Sunday. The show featured performances and appearances from 50 Cent and G-Unit (video below), LL Cool J, Busta Rhymes, Kim Kardashian, and Vida Guerra.

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Dec
3
On the Scene: LL Cool J, Diddy, Common, Britney Spears, Ciara, Nick Cannon

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LL Cool J and country singer Taylor Swift share hosting duties at the rehearsals for “The Grammy Nominations Concert Live!! — Countdown to Music’s Biggest Night” at the NOKIA Theatre L.A. Live in downtown Los Angeles. The nominees for the 51st annual Grammy Awards will be announced today.

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